GAA suspends Sinn Fein from ticket scheme

The GAA has excluded Sinn Fein political representatives from its discretionary ticket scheme for the All-Ireland finals. The decision was taken because of the Hunger Strike Rally at Casement Park that went ahead against the Central Council’s wishes, which seems to have been considered a breach of “the principle of mutual respect“. Possible disciplinary action against the Antrim County Board is expected to be discussed later this month. UPDATE Martin McGuinness has attacked the move as “childish”.The GAA did the same against Fine Gael and the Labour Party in the mid 1980’s.